WIK v TAREE

WIK v TAREE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.06.18

Two documentary films on significant Indigenous subjects came early in this year's Sydney Film Festival – which has such an honourable tradition of celebrating First Nations creativity. But what a gulf between the two. The first was an encyclopedic history...» Read More

 

GURRUMUL

GURRUMUL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.04.18

How I long to get to Elcho Island! For this generous, ceremonially dynamic community of Yolngu tribes-people willingly sent out their blind son into the world to promote its culture. There was no way he was ever going to even...» Read More

 

THE SONGKEEPERS

THE SONGKEEPERS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 04.04.18

Weird coincidences abound, don't they? On the day that I saw a preview of the delicious documentary, 'The Songkeepers' about the (mainly) women's choirs that are a key part of cultural maintenance in remote desert communities, I also caught up...» Read More

 

Canada's First People First

Canada's First People First

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.01.18

I first seriously became aware of Canada's Aboriginal people in 2010 when my daily Google feed of online mentions for “Aboriginal art” started to trend towards almost 50% Canadian content. It was the Vancouver Winter Olympics which had pressured that...» Read More

 

SWEET COUNTRY

SWEET COUNTRY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 12.01.18

Oh boy, has Warwick Thornton set us a series of virtually unanswerable ethical questions in his latest film as director and cinematographer! 'Sweet Country', his successor in terms of its examination of the Aboriginal condition in Central Australia to the...» Read More

 

CHRISTMAS GOODIES

CHRISTMAS GOODIES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.12.17

If you're looking for that last minute Christmas present to grace your loved ones' coffee tables for 2018, look no further than Jacquie McPhee's self-published book about her collection under the title, 'the greatest passion of all'. It's full of...» Read More

 

YOU ARE HERE

YOU ARE HERE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.07.17

Presented by actress Miranda Tapsell, the TV series of films under the title of You Are Here explores the place of Indigenous people in Australia today. Included in the series are Warwick Thornton’s We Don’t Need a Map, Erica Glynn’s In...» Read More